[Balin] Temple tantrum

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[Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby Balin » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:55 pm

A man who has never been religious throughout his adult life suddenly starts attending weekly services and taking part in a regular practice of the faith. Why?
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby wolfier » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:12 pm

Is music related? Does he benefit monetarily by doing so? Socially?
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby Earnest » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:46 pm

a regular practice of the faith = a specific fairh? If so may I invoke the list of religions?...well without wanting to offend anyone I always found particularly beneficial for muslim to pray in that manner...is quite like a pilates practice...is it something like that?

Did he become a believer of that faith or did he jut exploit the benefits of a specific practice? Are the benefits physical? Mental? Spiritual? Financial? Did he have an affair?
To be sure...did he benefit from that? Did he mask some other practice? Weekly = every weekend? In the middle of the week? Relevant when?
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby gregoryuconn » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 pm

Does he do so out of a sincere religious belief? A desire to appear religious even though he's not? Perhaps to placate someone? Or maybe he's a spy and needs to pretend to be religious to maintain his cover? Or he's investigating the house of worship that he's attending? Or something more sinister, like doing research before attacking the house of worship?

WAG: Is this some frivolous "religion" like the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby GalFisk » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 am

Is he attempting to get closer to someone? To gain information? To fool someone? To get away from someone? From somewhere? To gain a privilege? Does he plan to stop doing this eventually?
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby Balin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:20 pm

Is music related? No Does he benefit monetarily by doing so? No Socially? Yes

a regular practice of the faith = a specific fairh? Yes If so may I invoke the list of religions? Judaism
...well without wanting to offend anyone I always found particularly beneficial for muslim to pray in that manner...is quite like a pilates practice...is it something like that? Hadn't thought of that before - it's not it, but that's a really good guess

Did he become a believer of that faith or did he jut exploit the benefits of a specific practice? The latter Are the benefits physical? This-ish; No to rest Mental? Spiritual? Financial?
Did he have an affair? No
To be sure...did he benefit from that? Yes Did he mask some other practice? No, but a good question
Weekly = every weekend? This In the middle of the week? Relevant when? Nope

Does he do so out of a sincere religious belief? A desire to appear religious even though he's not? Perhaps to placate someone? Or maybe he's a spy and needs to pretend to be religious to maintain his cover? Or he's investigating the house of worship that he's attending? Or something more sinister, like doing research before attacking the house of worship? No to all, but a good range of guesses

WAG: Is this some frivolous "religion" like the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? No

Is he attempting to get closer to someone? To gain information? To fool someone? This, No to rest To get away from someone? From somewhere? To gain a privilege?
Does he plan to stop doing this eventually? Not any time soon
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby wolfier » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:48 am

Is any particular practice of Judaism relevant? e.g. Kosher? Sabbath?
Is the person he's trying to fool, his parent(s)? his partner or spouse?
Is he normally considered Jewish?
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby Earnest » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:15 am

Did he want to fool Jehovah's Witness?
Maybe he just want to avoid working during weekend and pretend to be jewish to have Sabbath (not sure it is an acquired right for them to have a free day...)? Did he go to the synagogue? Did he perform the practice just on surface (e.g. he pretend to practice Shabbath but did not actually observe all the rules if it)?

Did he want to fool a jewish? Did he want that someone believe that he is jewish because: had he been jewish a benefit in job would have been occurred? Had he been jewish he could not have been accused of something (racism...)?

Did he use the practice to justify himself (e.g. he avoids some food/ to go to church...) in a simpler way?
Facilitate access somewhere relevant?
Could it work with another religion? With another practice?
Clothing relevant? Quippah (e.g. he was bold and did not want to use the toupee. Also wearing a hat everywhere was not considered polite so he decided to wear a quippah and was "forced" to fake himself jewish in order to facilitate his life)

Was the decision of practicing consequent to some need of him?
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum

Postby Balin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:26 pm

Is any particular practice of Judaism relevant? Yes e.g. Kosher? Sabbath? Not these
Is the person he's trying to fool, his parent(s)? No his partner or spouse? No
Is he normally considered Jewish? Irrel, assume No

Did he want to fool Jehovah's Witness? Not particularly
Maybe he just want to avoid working during weekend and pretend to be jewish to have Sabbath (not sure it is an acquired right for them to have a free day...)? Good guess, but No Did he go to the synagogue? Probably Did he perform the practice just on surface (e.g. he pretend to practice Shabbath but did not actually observe all the rules if it)? On the contrary - see below

Did he want to fool a jewish? Did he want that someone believe that he is jewish because: had he been jewish a benefit in job would have been occurred? Had he been jewish he could not have been accused of something (racism...)? No to these

Was the decision of practicing consequent to some need of him? No, but see below

Did he use the practice to justify himself (e.g. he avoids some food/ to go to church...) in a simpler way? No
Facilitate access somewhere relevant? No
Could it work with another religion? With another practice? In some circumstances
Clothing relevant? Yes... Quippah (e.g. he was bald and did not want to use the toupee. Also wearing a hat everywhere was not considered polite so he decided to wear a quippah and was "forced" to fake himself jewish in order to facilitate his life) WOW - we have another candidate for Leap of the Year!

****SPOILER****

The man had begun to go bald. Since it was considered impolite to wear a hat wherever he went, he began wearing a yarmulke to cover the bald spot. When his friends and coworkers asked about it, he told them he had converted to Judaism, and began attending synagogue to continue the ruse... all to hide his balding head.

WELL DONE Earnest on such a leap after so few questions!


(This was Reddit-inspired, from a thread about stupid questions asked seriously.)
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Re: [Balin] Temple tantrum (*UNCOVERED*)

Postby Earnest » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:17 pm

Thank you Balin! A very welll designed puzzle also!
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